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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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GoPro's Hero3 Black Edition is the most capable action camera available today. It gives users higher resolution and higher frame rate options than the competition, but its battery life leaves much to be desired.

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Pros
  • High-quality, high-resolution video
  • Small size
  • Outstanding build quality
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • 4K video hamstrung by low frame rate

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85
 
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Critic Reviews 11

84
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 11
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Consumer
Form factor
Sports mount
Media type
Memory card
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Media type
Consumer
Sports mount
Memory card

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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

100
rickschwar
I bought the old GoPro and it was nice, but this blows it away. The only negative...read more
60
tcamilli99
I initially loved the camera despite poor battery life (which can be managed...read more
100
tilarium
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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